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Old 09-04-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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No, I believe the State of Maryland was proactive and allowed changing demographics to influence the languages in which they offer various services.

You can be mad all you want with your state government but don't blame hispanics!

Everything here is in Spanglish so there is no need to argue.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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PRs complaining about not understanding anything was some years ago I think. Nowadays when I meet some PR thinking about relocating to the Mainland, they usually learn English BEFORE leaving the island. I don't think it's right to expect wherever you're going to change everything to your native tongue.

When I relocate I expect myself to speak a fluent English. I don't expect to use Spanish much once I'm there.

Although we do have English lessons in every school here, most of the time those lessons are not enough and kids get graduated without a good enough English understanding. For example, of the 40-50 kids that graduated from both my senior class and my younger brother's senior class, less than 15 actually had a good knowledge of English.
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